Ursocol 300 MG Tablet

Manufactured bySun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
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Description

Ursodeoxycholic acid, which is the primary constituent of Ursocol 300 MG Tablet, is a naturally occurring bile acid and is used to dissolve gallstones that are rich in cholesterol. It is also used to improve the flow of bile in primary biliary cirrhosis.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ursocol 300 MG Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Headache
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Back pain
  • Bloody and cloudy urine
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Frequent and/or painful urination
  • Fever and cough
  • Hair loss
  • Swelling of eyelids, face, lips, tongue

Uses of Ursocol 300 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dissolution of cholesterol rich gallstones
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The time taken for this medicine to show it's effect is variable depending on the intended use. The dissolving of gallstone starts to happen after 3-6 months of the administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to vary depending on the use.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when clearly needed. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine should be used with caution if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to bile acids or any other components present along with it.

Biliary tract disorder

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a swelling, obstruction, deformation, or fistula of the bile tract.

Gallbladder disorder

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a non-functional gall bladder or conditions like swelling or impaired contractility of the gall bladder.

Presence of calcified gallstone

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having gallstones formed due to deposit of calcium. These stones are detectable in an x-ray.

Chronic liver disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a liver disease that is chronic in nature.

Inflammatory bowel disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an ongoing inflammatory disease of the bowel.

Patients requiring cholecystectomy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients needing a surgery to remove to the gall bladder or need a surgery to remove the stones.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when clearly needed. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine should be used with caution if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Type of gallstone

This medicine should be used only if the stone has high cholesterol content. Other stones formed due to calcium deposits or ones which are detectable in X-ray should not be treated with this medicine.

Liver disease

This medicine should not be used if the patient is suffering from a chronic liver disease. It is advised to determine the liver function of the patient before starting and during the course of treatment with this medicine.

Time taken for stone dissolution

This medicine may take several months for dissolving the gall stone. Any complications experienced during this duration should be reported to the doctor. The likelihood of recurrence is very high if the therapy is discontinued.

Diarrhea

Any incidence of diarrhea while taking this medicine should be reported to the doctor immediately. You may require a dose adjustment if this side effect is severe and persistent.

Initial worsening of symptoms

Use of this medicine for primary biliary cirrhosis may worsen the symptoms initially. Report any such instance to the doctor as a dose adjustment may be needed in such cases.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Diarrhea is one of the most prominent symptoms of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Aluminium Hydroxide

Cholestyramine

Estrogens

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Ursocol 300 MG Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by inhibiting the production of cholesterol from the liver and also reducing the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Gallstone solubilizing agents

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 25 April 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/1241

Ursodeoxycholic acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 25 April 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01586

DailyMed - Ursodiol- ursodiol capsule [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a061bb07-a85d-4b08-877f-ce02156f0de7
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